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Holmfirth Bus Station

Flickr Pics 18th October 2009

on October 18, 2009 by kirsty

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“This shirt is also useful in the event of apocalypses!”

I’d like to think that I’d be reasonably good at bringing the good bits of modern life to a back in time world but this shirt would certainly help. Would I get burnt at the stake though?

TopatoCo: Time Traveler Essentials Shirt

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→Be lucky – it’s an easy skill to learn – Telegraph

In delicious on October 13, 2009 Tagged: , ,

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Very interesting. I tend to dismiss "luck" as a silly non entity but would definitely file myself under "lucky" rather than "unlucky" if you made me choose. I agree entirely that being positive and dealing with what you actually have rather than what you'd like to have are useful attributes. On the intuition front I don't think most decisions matter that much - making them one way or another and getting on with it is more important than what the decision is. I guess thinking you can make things work out either way is a "lucky" kind of a thing.

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→Be lucky – it’s an easy skill to learn – Telegraph

In delicious on October 13, 2009 Tagged: , ,

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Very interesting. I tend to dismiss "luck" as a silly non entity but would definitely file myself under "lucky" rather than "unlucky" if you made me choose. I agree entirely that being positive and dealing with what you actually have rather than what you'd like to have are useful attributes. On the intuition front I don't think most decisions matter that much - making them one way or another and getting on with it is more important than what the decision is. I guess thinking you can make things work out either way is a "lucky" kind of a thing.

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→Be lucky – it’s an easy skill to learn – Telegraph

In delicious on October 13, 2009 Tagged: , ,

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Very interesting. I tend to dismiss "luck" as a silly non entity but would definitely file myself under "lucky" rather than "unlucky" if you made me choose. I agree entirely that being positive and dealing with what you actually have rather than what you'd like to have are useful attributes. On the intuition front I don't think most decisions matter that much – making them one way or another and getting on with it is more important than what the decision is. I guess thinking you can make things work out either way is a "lucky" kind of a thing.

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How The Light Gets In by MJ Hyland

In books read on October 11, 2009

Hmmm. Well I thought I'd enjoyed Carry Me Down when I read it a couple of years ago but it looks like my memory is playing tricks on me from the looks of what I wrote at the time. Interesting. I did however really like this book.

Sixteen year old Lou moves from her own family in Sydney to somewhere near Chicago to stay with the Harding family as an exchange student at a local high school. She makes her own family out to be, on the whole, a pretty appalling bunch living in near squalor and the American family who take her in are very much in the well off, large house, tanned with perfect teeth mould. Lou is obviously clever but is clearly going to have real trouble fitting in here.

The first person narration means that we see how everything falls apart from inside Lou's head. This makes it really compelling to read and you don't end up agreeing with what others think of Lou (or at least I didn't).

I was enjoying the book loads and preparing myself for being let down by the ending - mostly because I couldn't figure out where the author was leading to at all. But I wasn't let down - it was very well concluded.

Purchased on 4th October 2009.

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We Knew That!Miranda & Spencer

Flickr Pics 9th October 2009

on October 9, 2009 by kirsty

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Definitely Back

In rambling on on October 8, 2009

Hooo-blinking-ray! I have finally figured out a way to direct the notes I can add to links with Google Reader into this website. I’d already been using Feedburner to sanitise out a lot of the over the top content from the shared items feed before channelling it into the FeedWordPress plugin. Now I’ve discovered Yahoo Pipes which lets you do fancier things with messing about with RSS feeds. Lovely.

I think I’ve about finished messing around with the site for now. I’m quite happy with the way the new theme has worked out and given me new ideas about what should be here and how it should look. A major reason I wanted to get the whole Google Reader notes thing working properly was because I’ve never really been happy just posting “here is a link” – I much prefer to say “here is a link and here is what I think or why I find it interesting”. After all that’s the whole reason I started a weblog to start with. Without commentary it’s very difficult to post something you disagree with too – it’s like you confer your blessing on anything you link to.

And I’ve got my scrapbook over at Tumblr linked in as well. I always quite liked the service but it was a bit stuck out on a limb.

Plus I’m getting through writing up the reading backlog which also makes me happy. Having things written down about everything I’ve read in the last decade is fabulous and it’s not a habit I want to break.

So now I just need to return to normal service levels – at the moment I want to write everything all at once, link to everything I find good – but I don’t want to end up burnt out with a ghost of a website again next week or next month.

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→Damn you global warming!!!

In googlereader on October 8, 2009

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I could spend all day everyday linking to everything on I Love Charts. This is the last one for a while. A great example for people who really don’t get the correlation doesn’t imply causation thing. Or proof that my pirate mad daughter is actually trying to stop global warming.

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ilovecharts:

via abstruse goose anything under 1000 is not acceptable.

Collected on October 7, 2009 Leave a Comment


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